The Best Wellness Retreats in the United States

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Aparna Krishnamoorthy

Wellness retreats are getting more popular as a travel trend, and it’s easy to see why. These getaways offer new adventures and beautiful locations, allowing participants to create awesome memories and learn a few new healthy habits. From digital detoxes, yoga and meditation retreats, fitness workshops, and more, we are definitely in a golden age of healthy travel. Read on for some of the best wellness resorts around the USA; they are fantastic for a wellness escape, whether you can make one of the scheduled retreats or not.

1. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa – Rancho Santa Fe, California

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A luxurious guest casita with high exposed-beam ceilings at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa
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Themed retreats ranging in duration from three to seven nights take place throughout the year at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa and include Movement and Fitness, Sleep and Respite, Stress and Balance, and more. The Wellness Collective program addresses each aspect of wellness in depth, with each retreat including personal coaches, workshops, fitness lessons, spa treatments, and more. Check out the website for upcoming retreats.

2. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa – Paradise Valley, Arizona


Sanctuary on Camelback
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Escape the chaos of everyday life and discover Satori Wellness at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. Satori is the Japanese word for enlightenment and is reflective of not only the Sanctuary Spa’s Asian-inspired design but also its philosophy. It is a meditation retreat where you can unplug from your hectic life, dive into meditation and mindfulness practices, and immerse yourself in luxury and pampering at the beautiful resort nestled within the scenic Camelback Mountain.

3. Red Mountain Resort – Ivins, Utah

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Red Rock Expeditions at Red Mountain Resort
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Nature lovers looking to get in shape and/or rejuvenate their mind should visit the Red Mountain Resort and Spa in Utah. Red Mountain offers a variety of health and wellness vacation experiences as well as adventure retreats, all with a balance of outdoor activities and exploration, relaxation, luxury accommodations, and healthy meals. There are also plenty of outdoor destinations to explore in the vicinity, including Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. It is also a pet-friendly resort; therefore, you can take Fido along!

Soul Seed Travel – location of your choice

For a truly custom and VIP experience, create your own wellness transformation retreat at a location of your choice with Soul Seed Travel. The retreats, which range from a few hours to seven days, are customizable based on what you are seeking and can take place at a resort of your choosing, or even at a private location; they are available for individuals or groups. Leading the retreats is Master Intuitive Practitioner & Wellness Expert Cathleen Miller, and she tailors each experience to suit your physical, emotional and professional goals. Contact Soul Seed for additional information.

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5. Art of Living Retreat Center – Boone, North Carolina


The Art of Living Retreat Center is consistently one of the top wellness resorts in the country. Set among the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, the center offers yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic detox retreats for visitors. Their “happiness retreat” is also extremely popular, focusing on the realization and experience of the present moment as a source of happiness and stress management practice.

6. New Life Hiking Spa – Killington, Vermont


New Life Hiking Spa is one of the oldest, most prominent, and recognized destination spa programs in the country. Their multiple-night weight loss retreats are extremely popular and include hiking programs for all fitness levels, yoga, outdoor workouts, and a nutrition program. This holistic approach to health and wellness has made this space one of the most sought after in the country. The resort, housed in the mountains of Vermont, makes for a fantastic escape for a comprehensive wellness retreat.

If you’re specifically looking in the New England area, check out the best spa hotels in Vermont, bookable with Culture Trip.

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